Mercury is the messenger of the Gods represents the mind more specifically the link between spirit and matter, between the soul and its personality. Mercury symbolizes the power of communication and interpretation, like intelligence, reason and the ability to perceive relations between things. Mercury Station Direct in the passionate fire sign Aries, makes its forward motion from May 2nd through May 13th when it will finally pick up its usual speed of one degree a day. However at this moment it appears to stand still at 24 degrees for a few days. This is the reason why it seems to get worse before its gets better in terms of the usual flow of life and things and people and communications flowing in an easy pace. Remember Mercury represents the relations between things therefore its much better when it is moving at its usual course of one degree a day as Mercury is the fastest moving planet.